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Deborah S.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
51 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish

Deborah's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Deborah

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have decided to take this time to foster/babysit dogs. I want to give back and help dogs live in a healthy and fun environment. Over the years, I have cared for all types of dogs such as puppies, adults and seniors. I have also cared for pups that needed medical attention as well as creating a hospice environment for some of my canine clients. This experience allowed me to become a knowledgeable care taker and I also enjoy doing it. Hope to hear from you soon....
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Deborah S.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
51 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

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Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Deborah's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Deborah's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$25 /hour
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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51 Reviews
Deborah did such an amazing job looking after my dog Oxford. Was incredibly professional and sent picture updates of him throughout the stay- plan to use her again in the future!
Deb was fantastic! We received daily updates with photos, and the pups took to Deb immediately. Our little shy guy even slept by her head at night! Thank you!!
Louis Bastian loved his stay with Deborah. Louis has stayed with Deborah on multiple occasions, this time Deborah picked him up and dropped him off because we were so busy. She is the first person we call when we need a sitter. Talk soon! Thanks again, Deborah!
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Super professional. Super accommodating. Super understanding. Highly recommended. 5 stars!!!
She's so sweet and my dog loved her! You're in great hands!
Love receiving pics of Axels date with Deborah!
Deb is great! We had only had our rescue Doug for a couple of months before we had to go out of town, and we were hesitant to leave him. Deb was incredibly patient with our little guy, who has some separation anxiety issues, sent us updates throughout the weekend, and took excellent care of Doug! We were so happy with the experience that we left him with her again over Memorial Day weekend and plan to use her for our future puppy sitting needs. Such a relief to know that we have someone so awesome to watch him!
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Thank you for taking care of Axel while we were away! Great communication and pictures! Looking forward to using Deborah again in the future! Thank you!
Fantastic job taking care of my little pup!
Deborah is great!!
Deb was a great host from start to finish! Quick and responsive to set up the meet and greet. Welcoming and warm to both us and our dog. Flexible and accommodating to us and our dog with medication needs. Our dog was happy and relaxed and we look forward to boarding with her again!
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Our puppy Lola loves Deborah! She is great and keeps us in the loop during the day. Highly recommend!
Zoey loved her daycare with Deborah! Highly recommended!
Louis vacationed with Deborah again, this time for 10 days, and loved it. There was another dog vacationing as well and normally he does not do so well with others but he was a good boy. She was great with updates and sent us photos. Thanks so much Deborah! See you soon.
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Deborah is excellent! Communicative, reliable, and wonderful with pups. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog in her care.
Deb was fantastic! I was worried because my dog, Ruby, has not spent a lot of time away from me.
Deb is calm and kind in her demeanor, she was caring and affectionate with Ruby.
Deb sent me pictures everyday and was quick to text me back when I asked her how Ruby was doing.
Most important, Ruby was happy when I picked her up.
I am going out of town in January and I have the comfort of knowing that Ruby will be safe, happy, and cared for by Deb.
Thanks, Deb for showing Ruby love and care when she stayed with you!
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Deborah was great! She responded quickly and was very on top of things with scheduling. We first set up a meet-n-greet and we knew she was going to work out when Louis Bastian made himself at home right away. Deborah sent us photo updates every day and night and Louis was super mellow around her. Thanks so much Deborah!
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Deb was a fantastic host! She was great with Tucker from the first meet & greet, and kept us fully up to date with notes and pictures while we were gone. Will definitely use her again and highly recommend.
Deb was great, and fully attentive during our dog's stay with her. She would send us pics to let us know that everyone was getting along, and when schedules conflicted she went out of her way to drop our dog off with us.

I fully recommend Deb and we'll be sure to use her services again when we go out of town.
Thanks Deb!
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Outstanding experience. Flexible and so helpful, and a lovely place with a yard. Would recommend to anyone
I had a familly imergency and I contact Deb a day before I needed a sitter. Her calender was booked but she agreed to do meet and greet with me and my pup Nika. She already had 2 other dogs but there were very friendly and playful. Deb was kind enough to look over Nika for the day that I needed. She sent me a picture of Nika and 2 other dogs in it and it looked like they just finished playing, having fun. Deb is a very kind person with a come voice.
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Deborah, thank you so much for taking such good care of Shane & Callie. And for fitting us in at the last minute. Both dogs came home happy and good as new!
Deborah was wonderful! We felt completely at ease with her!! She sent plenty of photos and updates and we knew our Roo was in good hands!
Deborah took great care of our dog and communicated well with us during the entire process. Extremely trustworthy and warm hearted.
Our older dog came back happy after a stay with Deb. She was attentive and patient with him and it showed in his demeanor when we got him back. Thanks for taking good care of Mel!
We can travel worry-free knowing that Deborah's taking care of Dewey!
Deb was delightful as always! Flexible with pick up and drop off times, checking in with us while we were away and sending pictures, etc. We are so thankful to have had her in our life in NYC and now out in California too!
Deb took such great care if Piper! We needed to extend her stay an extra day and Deb happily revised our reservation. Piper had a great time here!
Deborah does a great job and is always quick to respond to requests and followups. We know our pup is in good hands when we leave her in charge.
Deborah was fantastic. I had a family emergency and she was able to take care of my dog last minute. She was a life saver. She took very well care of my dog and sent photos and updates periodically. I highly recommend her.
Deb is great! I could tell I was leaving my dog in good hands with her. She's conscientious and sends updates.
Deb was absolutely amazing! Moose had a great time with her and came home very happy. I will definitely use Deb to watch Moose in the future. She was very accommodating to my travel schedule and sent text and photo updates daily. :) I will happily be referring friends to Deb for their future pet care needs. High four!
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Perfect as usual. So happy to have Deb on the west coast with us!
We love Deb! We lived in the same neighborhood in NYC a few years ago, and she used to watch Griffin there, and we can't express how excited we were when she told us she was also moving out west.

She is a true dog lover and Griffin is always so excited to see her and certainly feels comfortable to make himself at home.

I'm hesitant to post this as I want to keep her all for ourselves!! :)
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Deb was so accommodating with our last minute weekend plans. LuLu had a great time with Deb for the weekend! She came home and slept for hours. Deb gave us updates and pictures throughout the weekend. LuLu can't wait for her next visit!
Deborah was excellent!!! She stayed with our dog for the weekend at our house. I honestly was very tentative leaving a person who I only briefly met through a meet and greet at my house alone. It was my first time using dog vacay- but she had wonderful references and dog vacay reassured me as well.

Deborah was perfect- she took great care of both our dog and our home! She sent updates/ pictures throughout weekend and was great with communication. I came back to a very happy dog and my house was in perfect order when I returned. I would highly recommend her and hope she is available again to take care of our dog when we go away!! Thank you so much again!
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Deborah is great! I will definitely use her again.
Deb was great and very flexible with our crazy wedding/honeymoon schedule! Bailey enjoyed her stay. Wish Deb hadn't moved from NYC!!
With a little hesitation due to never having left our 7yo pup with someone outside the family, we decided to give DogVacay a try, and Deborah ended up being a great choice. She was quick to respond and stayed in touch over the 3 days we were away, and I know Duma was well taken care of. I know she's relocating, but would definitely book with her again if she stayed in NYC.
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I went on vacation for my birthday and Deborah watched my pitbull mix Rosie for me. She sent me a photo update and always answered my questions when I texted her. I felt bad because my dog had some separation anxiety and howled at the door when she wasn't home, but was very understanding about it. I really appreciated the fact she took time to bond with my Ro-Bear. Deb dropped her off at my apartment at the end of the doggie vacay and when I came home from the airport my pup was happily sleeping in her bed. She was so happy and relaxed she didn't even hear me come in through the front door! I would definitely recommend her as a dog sitter and will be booking with Deborah in the future! Thanks again!! :D
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Deb was awesome! Teddy did great with her and came back happy as can be. Deb made everything easy, from the meet and greet, to drop off and pick up. She was happy to update me with photos and messages while we were away. I would absolutely recommend Deb and we are looking forward to her watching Teddy again really soon :)
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Deborah was great! I made a last minute reservation before a week long vacation and she was very accommodating. She sent me updates on Mojo, and it seems like he had a good time while I was away.
We love Deb! She watched our big Golden Retriever, Griffin on multiple occasions, and we couldn't have had a better experience. She is a true dog lover, and we always felt comfortable no matter how long or how far away we were. She is also very flexible and responsive to any needs you or your dog might have. We recently moved to California and she reached out to make sure Griffin made the move okay. We can only hope to find someone as great as Deb out here on the west coast.
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Debra was an absolute pleasure to deal with...we did not have much time to set things up and Debra was very flexible in accommodating us...our dog Murray was just the happiest dog after his stay with, and we knew this cause Deb would update us every day with pictures! Highly recommend this host!..if she is not fully booked next time, we definitely will use her again!
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We felt very comfortable leaving our year old frenchie with Deborah. Thank you Deborah for your hospitality/flexibility/generosity. We hope Rolo will vacay with you again soon!
Basil has stayed with Deb a few times now, and loves every minute. Now he actually knows her name and recognizes the building lobby, so leaving him is easy and carefree. And, as mentioned in previous reviews, neighborhood can't be beat!
Deb is the best! Professional, punctual, and she was great with my dog Finn. So lucky to have found her.
Deborah was great! She responded very quickly whenever I had a question and was very flexible with dropoff/pickup times. Elmer had a great time and I would love to use her again!
Deb was great. Our Boston had a great time and we would definitely use her again.
Basil had a fabulous time staying with Deb (this time for an entire week!). Her experience with dogs of all types is evident and she clearly treats ours as her own. Additionally, we arrived home on the brink of Hurricane Sandy and Deb reached out immediately to make sure we were safe and sound and she waited to evacuate until Basil was back in our hands. Always an adventure!

One note that I think I mentioned in a previous review, Deb lives next to the promenade in Battery Park City. It is a dog heaven with a dog run right outside and lots of walking paths. If your dog is nervous of dump trucks and doesn't love city buses (like ours!) this neighborhood is perfect.
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Basil had a great time with Deb - she is an experienced dog owner, who made sure to go on many, many walks to facilitate bonding. Plus, she's located right near a large outdoor space which can't be beat!
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